Babs has been out and about on the West Bay and on Torch Lake messing about with boats. She writes:
This is a big boat weekend in Northern Michigan, with two major events.
The Michigan Schooner Festival was held in Traverse City. Pictured below are (from left to right) The Madeline, the armed sloop Welcome and The Manitou out on the West Bay. The Welcome was making lots of noise and smoke, but I assume was not shooting. I’ve put more pictures from the Festival on Flickr.
Meanwhile, the Torch Lake Yacht Club hosted the 2011 E-Scow Nationals. It was a beautiful weekend for sailing and offered lots of good photo ops. I borrowed my neighbor’s boat and went down on Saturday. There are a bunch more photos from E-Scow on Flickr, too. That set is here.